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From: Arterial hypertension due to fructose ingestion: model based on intermittent osmotic fluid trapping in the small bowel

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The proposed impact of osmotic loads in the upper digestive tract on the intestinal fluid traffic (based on data from Table 1). Soft drinks with high fructose corn sirup (HFCS) are so hyperosmolar that they trap large volumes of intestinal fluid until their sugars are absorbed. It takes much longer for fructose [1315]. Other liquids are moderately hypertonic and their influences on fluid traffic are much weaker.

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